Filmmaker K.M.R Seshu introduces ‘sync sound’ technique in his upcoming short, Red Zone
Dakhini films are set to embrace a technology change in filmmaking, with filmmaker Seshu K. M. R introducing ‘sync sound’ in his forthcoming short, Red Zone.
“No cameraman, no production unit, no sets — it’s just a proper and strong idea, which technology has made it possible,” explains Seshu about the 35-minute short, which talks about the lives of a film crew in Hyderabad.
“Just when they are about to take off on a project that could give them a career breakthrough, the Coronavirus strikes, and they get stuck in the abyss of the lockdown,” Seshu explains. “The story unravels the experience of the team as they interact with each other through their smartphones and laptops. Underneath these conversations, a layer of introspection emerges.”
The experimental project is an out-of-state play involving FaceTime interactions of multiple characters played by actors such as Aziz Naser, Ali Reza and Akbar Bin Tabar.
“The short is an attempt to explore how video call extracts can be used to tell a story. In short, Red Zone gives a taste of laughter and emotion amidst a pandemic and a new lease of life for Dakhini films with the new technology,” says Seshu as our interaction ends....